1/3 ENTREPRENEURS Young entrepreneurs Sarah and Emon connect for the first time. They bond over their dreams to lead and create space for women to come.
2/3 EDUCATORS Shot in Bangkok and remotely directing to Jeddah. We created a suite of films connecting women and demystifying Saudi Arabian stereotypes.
3/3 HEALTH AMBASSADORS Shot in Bangkok and remotely directing to Jeddah. We created a suite of films connecting women and demystifying Saudi Arabian stereotypes.
Client - LuxAgency - Wunderman ThompsonProd co - Sweet Shop TVEP - Laura GeageaProducers - Penny Woo / Catrina Siu / April Lee / Vanessa ThomasDir - Cassie De CollingDP - Richard Kendall (Jeddah) + Peter Richweisz (Bangkok)Post Production - Wunderman Thompson
1/3 EDUCATORS Jamie x Heba
2/3 ENTREPRENEURSSarah x Emon
3/3 HEALTH AMBASSADORSEmmy x Naija
This project became my debut of remote directing. On the brink of Covid-19, I flew from Vancouver to Singapore to meet the creative team at Wunderman Thompson. Within days of setting foot on the ground, we were deep in pre-production. With a goal to film in Bangkok and Jeddah simultaneously. Quickly the team at SweetShop built teams in both timezones.
Working with the creative team and the girls in Bangkok and Jeddah to discover their career goals, personal passions and ambitions for a more equal world. (They didn't know the purpose of the shoot was that they were to be connected with 'someone just like them' on the other side of the world. Using delicate but poignant direction to guide their surprise Zoom conversations we were able to stand back and watch excitedly as natural connections unfolded.
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